I recently heard Pam Grout, the author of The Course of Miracles Experiment, ask, “What would a being of light do today?” She was referring to each of us as beings of light or energy bodies. What would you do if you saw yourself as a being of light and not just your physical body? How would you flow through your day? Tai chi and Qigong is all about energy and flowing through life in an effortless way.
I have been so conditioned to hit the floor running and to pack in as much as I can possibly do in one day with great effort. On the other hand if I saw myself as a being of light, I would approach my day in a very different way. I might start off by taking a deep breath of fresh morning air, give thanks for another day, kiss my loved ones good morning and anticipate the excitement and joys of a new day. My inner being would want to radiate self-love as well as love to others. I would see practicing tai chi and qigong more as an act of self-love rather than as a discipline. I would smile inside. What would you do as a being of light?
If we all could see ourselves as expansive beings of light and love, we could collectively transform how we approach life as a whole. On an energetic level we might elevate our mundane to the sacred and feel the interconnectedness of self to all of life. During this time of hardship, it’s worth trying this shift in perspective to see if it helps us to let go of our fears and struggles. In letting go, we are ready to embrace the gifts that continuously flow our way.
I am filled with wonder, gratitude and awe for the journeys we travel and for the teachers we meet along the way.